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Id: 52332
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Queue: PDF-API2

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Requestors: mschwern [...] cpan.org
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Broken in: 0.73
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Subject: Consider moving fonts to a separate distribution
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Hi, I was doing some stats on BackPAN and noticed that you're one of the largest users of space at nearly half a gig. Most of this is versions of PDF::API2 and most of that is fonts. While I don't think the size of BackPAN is really significant, hard drive prices are falling faster than its growing, it might ease the load on people downloading new versions of PDF::API2 if the fonts were moved to a separate distribution and made a dependency. This assumes the fonts don't change much.
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On Tue Dec 01 15:35:01 2009, MSCHWERN wrote: Show quoted text
> Hi, I was doing some stats on BackPAN and noticed that you're one of the > largest users of space at nearly half a gig. Most of this is versions > of PDF::API2 and most of that is fonts. While I don't think the size of > BackPAN is really significant, hard drive prices are falling faster than > its growing, it might ease the load on people downloading new versions > of PDF::API2 if the fonts were moved to a separate distribution and made > a dependency. This assumes the fonts don't change much.
As it turns out, they were only being used by one example script, so I think it's safe to remove them altogether. They'll be gone in the next release, and I've included a note on where to find them in the Changes file. Thanks!


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